THEY say records are there to be broken and hopefully that's what Middlesbrough will do at Birmingham tonight.

Boro beat me for five homes last weekend when they were shocked by Bristol City but bounced back well by defeating Huddersfield in midweek.

Now Tony Mowbray's visit a struggling Birmingham but it's worth noting Boro have won just once in their last 15 trips to St Andrews.

If that stat doesn't worry you then Boro look decent value against a side with just won success at home in six and three all season.

There is no doubt Boro are the better side and tempt at 9-5 with boylesports and maybe that loss to Bristol City will prove to be nothing more than a blip.

The inconsistent Blues lie 19th and have lost to the likes of Barnsley and Ipswich at home to I have to oppose Lee Clark's men.

Scott McDonald was on target against Huddersfield and the ex-Celtic star has netted six in 10 games. He's worth a look at 2-1 with Paddy Power to net at any time. He is 13-2 with Paddy Power and William Hill to score first.

Anyone considering a both teams to score bet should be aware that five of the last six have seen only one team score. No to both teams to score pays 13-10 at BetVictor.

The other game in England sees Bradford entertain Brentford in the FA Cup. Bradford have beaten big guns such as Wigan on their way to the last eight of the Capital One Cup so deserve respect against their League One visitors.

However, the home men have injury problems and have drifted to 12-5 while Brentford are a biggest 5-4 at Betfred. At full strength I'd have sided with League Two Bradford to pick up at least a point but their form has dipped with just two wins in six.

Two of those matches have finished 3-3 which suggests questions marks over the defence and if Brentford take their form to City – they have five wins in six – they can edge this one.

Best bets on the continent could be Zenit St Petersburg as they head to troubled Spartak Moscow. Spartak sacked boss Unai Emery after a 5-1 defeat at Dinamo Moscow and a disappointing Champions League campaign.

There have been reports of fans trying to confront players and players blaming the management for their current position – seventh in the league and out of Europe.

Teams who have just lost a boss often respond positively but this is a tough one for Spartak against a side in good form despite off-field problems that led to their game against Dinamo Moscow being abandoned after crowd trouble.

Risk Zenit at 5-4 with Paddy Power and what about our in-form friend Danny to score. He is 2-1 at William Hill or 7-1 to net first.

There is one game in Serie A and it could be a draw between Catania and AC Milan. Four of the last seven meetings of the sides have finished 1-1 while Catania's only defeat at home this season was to Juventus.

Milan will be lifted by their defeat of Juve last week but they haven't won successive games this season.

For those who haven't noticed William Hill have brought out a Friday both teams to score coupon in shops. All sorts of leagues are featured and with no research at all – just a look at prices – I've done a little £5 fivefold that pays just under £100.

My games are Catania v Milan, Dusseldorf v Eintracht Frankfurt and the Dutch lower-league games at Fortuna Sittard, Helmond Sport and Veendam. As I said these taken by price only (that is ones bookies think will come in) so have your own look if you fancy a punt.

The La Liga game between Osasuna and Vallecano could struggle to produce as five of Osasuna's last six have seen no more than one team score and their last two have been 0-0s – as was the previous meeting between the sides.


(9-5, boylesports)

(5-4, Betfred)

Zenit St Petersburg
(5-4, Paddy Power)

  1. Danny 12 years ago

    Bit of reasoning for a change for teams from lower leagues

    (Austria Lustenau) 1st vs 9th 26 points between them
    (St Polten) 2nd vs 8th 19 points between them
    (Nantes) 2nd vs 17th 13 points between them
    (GA Eagles) 8th vs 17th 12 points between them
    (Fortuna Sittard) 7th vs 16th 13 points between them

    Single has got to be Monaco -1 at 6-4 massive for top vs bottom

    Treble – DinamoZagreb – Unterhaching – Galatasaray

    Ajaccio-St Etienne
    Catania-AC Milan

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Danny, Monaco will be trying to impress David Beckham. Although to be fair he’s probably been sold on their tax rates.

    • Danny 12 years ago

      no doubt Paul a wreckon its all about the dosh wae him n his misses thats how heel no come to australia from what i see of the football here and the fans specialy in western australia he wouldnt be such a big deal there all into that afl shite bores the life oota me

  2. Jamie 1888 12 years ago

    paul what u think on these draw selections for tomorrow mate

    fulham v spurs
    west brom v stoke
    notts forrest v hull
    bristol v wolves
    leicester v derby ????

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Jamie, can’t answer that one yet. All my tips, including draws, will be up at 8am tomorrow.

  3. Joban 12 years ago

    Hulk to score anytime maybe?

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Joban, maybe but he’s been slightly off the boil.

  4. john 12 years ago

    Looking at Zenit to score 2 or more at even money with paddy power, what do you think?

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      John, 5-4 to win is fine by me but sure they could score two.

    • John 12 years ago

      Didn’t think they would score 2 before half time but there you go, my small bet is up :-)

  5. Kevin McKenna 12 years ago

    Anyone else fancy st Etienne at 11/8? They’re on a good run!

  6. The Dane 12 years ago

    3 picks from Mr. Fixit which I’ve invested in this way:

    Middlesbrough / 1.00 % of my Mr. Fixit-bankroll
    Brentford / 1.25 %
    Zenit St. Petersburg / 1.17 %

    I have more than one bankroll and this is investments on picks from one of those:

    Ajaccio – St. Etienne / draw / 1.91 %
    Nantes – Niort / home / 3.72 %
    Dusseldorf – Frankfurt / draw / 1.76 %
    Osasuna – Rayo Vallecano / Over 2.5 goals / 3.25 %
    Gazelec Ajaccio – Clermont / Clermont double chance / 3.77 %
    Monaco – Sedan / Monaco -0.75 / 1.68 %
    Braga – Porto / away / 2.79 %

    All I need from those 7 games are 4 correct for a 19 % profit on the day.

    The point by having different bankrolls for different tipsters are to have backup when losing streaks for one tipster.

    The Dane.

    • The Dane 12 years ago


      The stake on Monaco are 3.72 % of bankroll and NOT 1.68 %!

      The Dane.

  7. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    That’s my bets on for tonight.

    Danny First Goalscorer 7/1
    Danny Last Goalscorer 7/1
    Scott McDonald First Goalscorer 13/2
    Scott McDonald Last Goalscorer 13/2

    4 x £10 Doubles

    Plus I done a 13 game btts just for the sheer hell of it. £5 returns £7300.

  8. Дэнни 12 years ago

    не знайте, придираются ли im, стартовый Крис получил что – то вроде, в моей ноге

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      OK guys, can anyone tell if these are good tips or bad.

  9. Danny 12 years ago

    Paul I believe it says am not sure if im starting tonight Chris ive got a niggle in my leg lol

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Danny, who says he’s not starting?

    • Danny 12 years ago

      lol it was me huvin a laugh Paul its ma name in Russian then it dawned on me thats hes portuguese

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Danny, I sussed that out just after I replied but I was snowed under at that time so never came back to you. Nice one.

  10. Danny 12 years ago

    Tony boy im gawn ae ma scratcher been up since early doors dont want ae sleep awday saturday al defos bell you saturday 1am my time efter the 3pm ure time Kick offs huv finished dusny matter if am up late on saturday just sleep awday sunday as perth is top of the ghost town list on sunday with nuttin to dae enjoy yer session the nyt bro

  11. Striker 12 years ago

    I thought Danny was joking but I put it in Google Translate and left it on ‘auto detect’ language, and that is what it says!

  12. Joban 12 years ago

    Darrnnn, i should have had hulk to score 1st and not anytime!

  13. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Paul the first/last goalscorer doubles are pretty good. I quite often get 2 doubles up but never had all 4. It’s good the way it works cos if Danny scored the only goal in the game all I would need is McDonald to score first or last for 2 doubles. Like wise if both games ended 1-0 with the respective goalscorers my 4 doubles would be up. Think I’m going to start doing it regularly. I already have one player in mind who is Van Persie, who would you pick as a prolific Goalscorer to double up with.

  14. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Is Danny playing?

  15. Craig alves 12 years ago

    Danny is starting, just checked on flashscores, 3-1 up now so should be safe, got 50p 9fold on zenit debrecen shaktar monaco nantes Brentford AC Milan GA eagles and brum/Blackpool draw for £93 but missed dynamo kiev game so not as much. just wee glance at coupon and picked few random and dead certs. early KO’s lookin gid so far

  16. John Bryan 12 years ago

    BET365 just took down all the Dutch games, just as I was trying to add a couple for btts on my line!

  17. John Bryan 12 years ago

    No they didn’t, they just kicked off doh! :)

  18. Jonathan Grieve 12 years ago

    Bundesliga tips for the weekend (bit late for 2night’s game but it genuinely was one of my picks)

    Fortuna Dusseldorf draw no bet
    Bayer Leverkusen ht/ft
    Bayer Leverkusen score both halves
    Freiburg draw no bet
    Borussia Dortmund draw no bet
    Hoffenheim v Werder Bremen btts

  19. Mike 12 years ago

    Nice one boro grrr

  20. The Dane 12 years ago

    1 out 3 for Mr. Fixit tonight but a loss at some point was expected so stakes accordingly. Total loss of 0.73 % of my Mr. Fixit-bankrol tonight but who cares when the good man have made me + 20 % this week alone :-)

    Looks like a small profit on the other ‘roll so I should break even for today.

    I’ll be on tomorrow and promise Mr. Fixit that all of his picks will be included as one of my investments :-)

    The Dane.

  21. Craig alves 12 years ago

    had treble of AC, Brum/Boro btts mad luckily took Brentford DNB only £3 on for £11.25. £11 withdrew and 25p on 15 team over 2.5 gl acca haha all Spanish and Dutch games tomorrow along wi MK Dons, Carlisle, Peterborough, Bayern, Schalke, Mainz and Leverkusen. £171 returns plus £2 8 team acca for tomorrow faeries fiver deposited

  22. Striker 12 years ago

    Had a good night on the Juliper Dutch league. Always a good one for BTTS.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Striker, the three I mentioned came in but as I said the games are priced up short for a reason.

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